j.g. carlisle

Carlisle

[kahr-lahyl, kahr-lahyl]
noun
1.
John Griffin [grif-in] , 1835–1910, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1883–89.
2.
a city in Cumbria, in NW England.
3.
a city in S Pennsylvania.
4.
Angling. a fishhook having a narrow bend.
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Carlisle (kɑːˈlaɪl, ˈkɑːlaɪl)
 
n
Latin name: Luguvallum a city in NW England, administrative centre of Cumbria: railway and industrial centre. Pop: 71 773 (2001)

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Carlisle
Carleol (c.1106), earlier Lugovalio (4c.), from a Celtic proper name *Luguvalos. The Celtic cair "fortified town" was added after Roman times.
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